Clicks of the Day Current Events Lists

Clicks of the Day: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Tuesday, January 3 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

  • By noon today, the superrich have made an average worker’s yearly salary
  • “The 100 highest paid chief executives whose companies are listed on the S&P/TSX composite index made an average of $8.38-million in 2010… That’s 189 times higher than the $44,366 an average Canadian made working full time in 2010.”

    This is so wrong.

  • Canadians see 2012 as a year of low jobs growth, business investment
  • “After two months of declines in employment data, Canada’s jobs picture is looking anything but bright heading into the new year. A new survey for the Bank of Montreal suggests Canadians are significantly more pessimistic than at this time last year about employment prospects and their firms’ investment plans.”

    Well when CEOs are making what the average Canadian make in three hours why wouldn’t we feel pessimistic…

  • Tax hikes, fee increases mark the New Year in Canada
  • “Evidence of higher taxes will appear as soon as employees get their first pay cheque of the year, as increases in CPP and EI contributions erode take-home pay… Property taxes will swell in Toronto, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary.”

    Blegh.

  • Former Conservative MP Peter Goldring changes party affiliation
  • “Edmonton East MP Peter Goldring has changed his caucus affiliation from Progressive Conservative to Civil Libertarian after being charged with failing to provide a breath sample to police in December.”

    Lol.

  • What 2012 holds for social media
  • Including “Facebook and Google+ will go head to head for the number one spot” – “Mobile social media will come into its own” – “Social media will become a natural extension of journalism” and more.

    Social media should already be a natural extension of journalism. Still makes me shake my head when I see examples of it not being embraced by those in the media.

  • Has text messaging peaked?
  • “The decline, for some, might come as a surprise — virtually every other aspect of wireless is growing unbounded: smartphone saturation, data use, and so on. Indeed, those very trends might be the humble SMS’s downfall. A growing theory is that messaging is losing ground to social networking services like Twitter and Facebook, both of which offer rich experiences on smartphones attached to high-speed data networks that are becoming more ubiquitous by the day.”

    Yeah I definitely don’t text as much as I once did. *tweet tweet*

  • Canadian man flashes scanned passport on iPad to gain entry to U.S.
  • “A Canadian man who forgot his passport at home discovered an unusual tool to help him get through U.S. Customs — his iPad. Martin Reisch says a border officer let him cross into the United States from Quebec after he presented a scanned copy of his passport on the computer tablet and his driver’s licence.”

    I’m super surprised that this would be allowed actually, just given how strict security is at airports. Cool. Setting a precedent?

  • Did time stand still for you? U of A researcher studies memorable moments in nature
  • “Doctoral student Lara Fenton has launched new research to figure out what circumstances contribute to people feeling a deep and meaningful connection to nature, whether that’s on a backpacking trip through unspoiled wilderness or during a simple walk in Edmonton’s river valley.”

    Cool. Though I have to say my experience with nature is extremely limited, lol.

  • Power struggle: As electricity rates rise, consumers weigh whether to sign contracts
  • “It took the highest power rates in a decade to get some customers off the couch, with thousands swamping utility retailers with calls and orders for contracts or new floating plans.”

    I wonder as well. Our bill was so expensive last month. Hm.

  • Stem cell injections slow aging in mice, study finds
  • “How would you like to stay 20 forever? It’s a prospect that’s far from being a reality at the moment. But scientists have turned old lab mice young again using stem cells from young animals — a feat that raises the possibility of one day “rescuing” humans from aging with a shot of their own stem cells banked when they were younger.”

    I dislike this. We aren’t meant to live forever and we shouldn’t be trying.

  • ‘Occupy’ among words banned in 2011
  • “Before passing comment on someone’s “baby bump,” take a pregnant pause. Likewise, give up promoting “shared sacrifice.” And if you’re tempted to proclaim your desire to “win the future,” you’ve lost it here in the present. Michigan’s Lake Superior State University is featuring those phrases in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.”

    Lol, other words include “man cave” “the new normal” and “amazing” Do you agree/disagree?

  • Clutter-free: Tips on organizing your home
  • “There is nothing more stressful than cleaning up your home especially after the holidays… founder of Wellrich Organizers Carolyn Caldwell … spoke about the psychological impacts of a clean home as well as shared her tips on how to get organized for many who have no idea where to begin.”

    News you can use!

  • Twitter crashes after 16,000 New Year tweets a SECOND lead to meltdown
  • “The site returned to working order but then stopped on several other occasions, prompting speculation that it was being hit by the arrival of New Year in different parts of the world.”

    Lol, be better prepared next year, Twitter!

  • New Steve Jobs Action Figure Is So Good It’s Freaky
  • “This is not the first Steve Jobs, but it’s definitely the most realistic. So realistic that it actually freaks me out. It’s 12 inches high (scale 1:6) and comes on full Apple CEO regalia, from the New Balance shoes to the Levi’s. If you are a freaky fanboy, you can get it for $100 before the Jobs family send a cease and desist letter to the manufacturers, just like they did with the last one.”

    Sheeesh, it does look freakishly realistic.

  • Man tried to use $1M bill at Walmart
  • “Do you have change for a million-dollar bill? Police say a North Carolina man insisted his million-dollar note was real when he was buying $476 worth of items at a Walmart.”

    Lol.

  • [Video]: TV Theme Medley
  • “A TV theme song medley performed by the Koren Ensemble. How many can you name?”

    This is fantastic! Great video. Very well done!

  • [Video]: Kitten Falls Asleep in Tea Cup
  • Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • [Videos]: Best of 2011: Cutest Animals
  • I hope this isn’t too late to post, lol. So cute. <3


Thor Photo of the Day:

Thor likes getting scratched behind her ear!


Have your say on some of these Clicks of the Day’s!

Leave a comment!

Linda

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

Previous Post
January 3, 2012
Next Post
January 3, 2012

Comments are closed.

Instagram

  • Throwing birthday parties for my pets is one of my favourite things to do. 💕 Happy 4th birthday to Olive and 2nd birthday to Artie! 🎉 I can't ever fully explain how much they (and Thor & Loki) mean to us. So grateful for our fur babes. #letslivebig #purinapetpeople #sponsored 🐶🐕
.
.
.
.
.
#yeg #yegdogs #dogs #dogsofig #dogsofinstagram #edmonton #exploreedmonton #edmontondogs #birthdaydogs #birthdaydogsofinstagram #doggosofinstagram #doggos #furfamily #doggystyledeli #purinacanada #furbabes
  • Really enjoyed this trifle from brunch today at @fortedmontonpark! 😊 It's always fun being a tourist in your own town. #FortEdmontonPark has a bunch of #Halloween activities going on this month, weekend brunch and did you know you can book a room for a #staycation in their 1920s hotel #HotelSelkirk? Thanks @catbangel for inviting @mikethyking and I to brunch back in time! ⏳
.
.
.
.
.
.
#yeg #yegfood #trifle #edmonton #exploreedmonton #fortedpark #sundayfunday #sundaybrunch #brunchbuffet #desserttime #sundaymorning #yegrivervalley #edmontonfood #touristy #1920s @rohanborhade #timetravel #historicpark
  • New on the blog: a Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Medicine Hat! ☺️ Lots of lovely #IGWallsofMedHat / photo spots in this city. 📸
.
.
.
.
.
#medicinehat #medhat #instagrammablewalls #instagrammablewallsofmedhat #igwall #igwalls #igwallsofalberta #alberta #travelalberta #explorealberta @tourismmedicinehat @tourismalberta #mural #muralwall #southernalberta #arts #yegtomedhat
  • 🐙 🐙 🐙Takoyaki Thursday. 🐙🐙🐙
Or any day, for 50 cents as part of @ikkiyeg's Happy Hour! Ikki will be part of this weekend's Edmonton Fall Home Show (@yeghomeshows) Cooking Stage along with a bunch of other great #yegfood restaurants/chefs. 🍽 Preview at the link in my bio AND if you want to win a pair of tickets to the show, leave a comment below and tagging a friend! Will pick a winner by 4 pm today. #EFHS17 🐙
.
.
.
.
.
#yeg #edmonton #exploreedmonton #yegdt #takoyaki #octopus #japanesefood #edmontonfallhomeshow #downtownedmonton #yegdtfood #ikkiizakaya #izakaya #bonitoflakes
  • On a lifelong mission to take photos at all the colourful walls. 💙
.
.
.
.
.
#instagrammablewalls #igwalls #igwallsofyyc #capturecalgary #calgary #calgaryalberta #explorealberta #travelalberta #bluewall #colourfulwall #downtowncalgary #calgaryarts #reidson17th #17thave @tourismcalgary #yegtoyyc #yeg
  • New on the blog: a review of @AnChayYEG, Edmonton's first all-Vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant! 😍😋 I think with #AnChayYEG I could finally commit to #MeatlessMonday! 😉 Loved this Vegetarian version of one of my favourite Vietnamese soups: spicy lemongrass #bunbohue. Dad & I also tried their shredded tofu rolls & lotus salad. Click the link in my bio to read the full review! 💻📱
.
.
.
.
.
.
#yeg #yegfood #exploreedmonton #edmonton #yegdt #jasperave #anchay #vegetarian #vietnamesefood #vietnamesevegetarian #bicuon #lotussalad #healthyeats #meatlessmondays #souperb
  • This weekend @mikethyking & I drove down to #MedicineHat to surprise our good friend Jack for his 30th birthday! He was thoroughly surprised. 😊 Then today we explored #MedHat #InstagrammableWalls! 📸 I'll be writing up an #IGWallsofMedHat guide, and sharing some food spots we visited, on the blog soon! 📱💻
.
.
.
.
.
.
#explorealberta #alberta #sunshinestateofmind #southernalberta #travelalberta #instagrammable #instagrammablewall #igwalls #graffitiwall #muralwall #romper #weekend #yeg #yegtomedhat #sunshinestate
  • This week we celebrated my mom & dad's birthdays with a feast at @chaforteapalace! 🎉 (Their birthdays are 4 days from each other). Dad doesn't like birthdays though so when we said "Happy birthday!" he replied with "You mean Unhappy Birthday. 👨🏻" lol. Sure dad. 😂
.
.
.
.
.
#yeg #yegfood #crab #crablegs #chafortea #chaforteapalace #chineserestaurant #birthdaydinner #happybirthday #asianfood #chinesefood #birthdayfeast #moustacheman👨🏻 #exploreedmonton #edmonton #10coursemeal
  • Looking forward to another weekend of adventures with this guy! 👫🌈
.
.
.
.
.
#mikeandlindork #rainbowbridge #yyc #summerside #calgary #capturecalgary #calgaryarts #calgarywalls #instagrammablewalls #IGWallsofYYC #yegtoyyc #explorealberta #explorecalgary #mikeandlinda #yeg #humpday #happyhumpday
  • Thankful for all the beautiful, delicious food in my life. 😌💕 (and the people I eat it with). Thanks @sugaredandspiced for this buttercream cake 🎂! Bringing to share with the extended family for #Thanksgiving. I requested "something pretty" and "Instagrammable." 😂✔️✔️
.
.
.
.
.
#yeg #yegfood #edmonton #exploreedmonton #buttercreamcake #instagrammablefood #instagrammable #beautifulcake #macarons #buttercream #pinkicing #sugaredandspiced #meringue #yegbakery #happythanksgiving #canadianthanksgiving
  • I don't know if anyone has noticed but I've been alternating food / people / food / people posts for over a month now and it's taken quite a bit of dedication to the grid but I'm doing it. It's fun too lol. 
This is the #instalife 😂
.
.
.
.
.
#alberta #explorealberta #travelalberta #yeg #edmonton #exploreedmonton #capturecalgary #calgary #aftertheflood @jameswyper #yycarts #instagrammablewalls #IGWallsofYYC #lavielente #weekend #sundayfunday #yyc #downtowncalgary #iglife #yegfashion #brightwalls #muralwall
  • Got to try the @fairmontmac's new "Beast Board" today with @letsomnom and oh my gah is it a delicious feast. 🤤 For $99, this board feeds two people and includes your choice of 3 proteins (and chef's choice of vegetables / sides). 🙌🏻 Not sure what to rave about first.. delicious beets, risotto and whipped potatoes. Even better duck, lamb, and salmon. Excellent pea purée. This is officially on the dinner menu as of Oct. 12 but you can order it off menu until then (just ask your server!) Don't forget the Fairmont also has a harvest farm to table dinner with @myprairiegardens next Friday Oct. 13! Check their page for more details @fairmontmac. And Happy Long Weekend Friday!!! 😍
.
.
.
.
.
#yeg #yegfood #exploreedmonton #edmonton #macmemories #beastboard #macbeastboard #meatboard #fairmonthotels #yegdt #damngoodfood #longweekend #happyfriday

LINDORK